Frequently Asked Questions

What is Orbera?

Orbera is a soft, durable silicon balloon that have been clinically tested and proven to effectively manage weight loss.

The Orbera Balloon is placed in your stomach by your Orbera Gastroenterologist Specialist. The Balloon is filled with saline, causing it to expand into an spherical shape and once filled is left for a maximum of  six months.

Is this system new?

No, there are more than 20-years of Global Clinical Experience and over 220,000 devices distributed worldwide. This  device  is FDA approved, clinically tested and proven to be a better solution than diet alone weight loss programs.

How do I know that Orbera Program can be right for me?

The first considerations are your age and your BMI. The Balloon MD gastroenterologist specialist will do a Free Consultation to those patients who are  22 years old or older which have a BMI of 30 to 40.  Here on this website you will be able to calculate your BMI for your convenience.

What is next?

A comprehensive consultation and evaluation will be done to make sure you are a good candidate for this weight loss system.  The Balloon MD Orbera Gastroenterologist Specialist will look at your past and present medical history and will let you know if this is the right system for you.

Is Orbera Weight Loss System covered by insurance?

Orbera is small investment on your health.  Unfortunately, Orbera Weight Loss System is not cover by insurance company.  If after your free consultation, the doctor give you the confirmation that you are a good candidate, the next step will be to talk with one of our representative about price and alternatives for payment. The Balloon MD is a participant professional provider of CareCredit healthcare credit card.

What does my package cost will include?

The Orbera Weight Loss System is a yearlong program. The package cost includes two procedures for introducing Orbera Balloon and removal of the balloon after six months.  The patient will have 12 one-on-one Dietitian internet visits and additional groups meetings with your Dietitian and  other Orbera patients.  In addition to this, The Balloon MD support team will help you to keep your motivation and will provide you with advise and help you surpass any weight loss barriers.

Why Orbera is different?

It’s been shown that the average person loses 3x more weight with ORBERA™ than with diet and exercise alone. Here’s some of the reasons why:

  • Diets can leave you feeling hungry or dissatisfied. ORBERA™ helps by taking up room in the stomach and encouraging portion control.
  • When you’re overweight, exercise can be challenging and uncomfortable. With ORBERA™ aiding your weight loss, physical activity can be more comfortable.

Over the past 20 years, ORBERA™ has become the #1 weight loss balloon in the world and is the only one recognized by the ASGE for its safety and effectiveness*. No other FDA-approved gastric balloon has shown more weight loss during their US clinical studies.

ORBERA™ is a non-surgical weight loss procedure, which means no incisions, stiches, or scars. It takes just 20-30 minutes.